Danny Amendola injury isn't a broken collarbone, is still pretty bad

Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Not only will you be without Danny Amendola for a month or so, you were also wrong. Enjoy the rest of your day.

The St. Louis Rams will still lose him for at least a month, but early reports about the specific nature of Danny Amendola's injury were mistaken—he doesn't have a broken collarbone. Jim Thomas of the Post-Dispatch did some digging and has a better explanation: a "separated SC joint," with the SC joint being "where the collarbone meets the breastbone."

That could keep Amendola out until Thanksgiving, which is the last thing Sam Bradford and company wanted to hear. Amendola and Bradford were putting together something truly impressive until then, combining Amendola's 2010 reliability with actual effective yardage, both before and after the catch. It's cheating, since they played on Thursday, but Amendola hits the bench as the NFL's leader in receptions, with 32 in five games.

Behind Amendola the Rams have (Giants) Steve Smith, who's struggled to find his place in the offense and was inactive for Week 5, and Austin Pettis, a 2011 pick who's been solid in limited time after returning from a suspension in Week 3. Neither of them has Amendola's extensive track record with Bradford, but if one of them can do something good with even half the attention Amendola usually gets, he'll make a nice little Rams career for himself.

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